Wednesday 17 June 1953
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Vernon Coaker .
In UK I Believe by Frankie Laine was in the top 5 hits.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953
while Uncle Pogo So-So Stories by Walt Kelly was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Place the Face.
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Which were the important events of 17 June 1953 ?
- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
- Vernon Coaker: English educator and politician Shadow Secretary of State for Defence.
- Walter Niemann: Composer, dies at 76.
- Most runs scored in 1 inning (17 by Red Sox)
- Sup Court Justice Wm O Douglas stays executions of spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg scheduled for next day their 14th anniversary
- Riots in East Germany for reunification.
- East Germany Workers Uprising: in East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion.
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